Survey: Developers happiest when they can learn and grow

Developers highly value jobs within organizations that provide ongoing learning and professional growth, even more than they value compensation, according to the annual Stack Overflow Developer Survey report released today. Just over half of the respondents, though, said they believe they are underpaid. The report, based on responses from more than 64,000 developers in 213 … continue reading

Distill machine learning journal

OpenAI launches Distill, PyPy dual release, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 GA — SD Times news digest: March 21, 2017

There’s a new kind of journal aimed at communication of machine learning results, and OpenAI is supporting its launch. Distill is a website and a set of tools that makes it easier for people to explain machine learning concepts, according to an OpenAI blog. OpenAI research scientist Andrej Karpathy will serve on the steering committee … continue reading

Glitch gives developers a new community to share ideas

Developers thrive when they are able to collaborate, get feedback from their peers, and work in an open space. At least that is the theory behind Glitch, a new coding website launched from Fog Creek Software, a team collaboration and development tools provider. “Anybody who’s ever made something they’re proud of can tell you: People … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Gravity

Picture a new programming language that’s like Swift, JavaScript and Smalltalk packed into a tiny virtual machine. It can be written once, and it can run on any operating system. This is Gravity, a Swift-like programming language, in a nutshell. This powerful, dynamically typed, lightweight and embeddable programming language is written in C, but it … continue reading

Python Fire, Rust’s ergonomics improvements, and Talend’s Apache Beam-powered solution—SD Times news digest: March 6, 2017

Google is giving the open-source community an easier way to generate command-line interfaces from Python code. The company announced the open-sourcing of Python Fire, a library for automatically generating CLIs. Python Fire does not require developers to do any additional work, define arguments, set up information, or write a main function to define how the … continue reading

Compiler and linker improvements speed up Go 1.8

The Go programming language was updated to version 1.8 yesterday. This release is headlined by performance improvements in the compiler and linker, which yield compilation speedups on all platforms. A major focus of Go has always been real-time performance, allowing applications to speed along without the need for lengthy garbage collection pauses. Go 1.8 is … continue reading

Google introduces A.I. Duets, ReactOS 4.4 comes with improvements; and Kotlin 1.1 RC released—SD Times news digest: Feb. 17, 2017

Google wants to show developers what Project Magenta can do with its new interactive experiment A.I. Duet. The company launched Magenta into the open-source community last year as a way for developers to explore music with neural nets. A.I. Duet is designed to let users play a duet with their computers. “Just play some notes, … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: AirSim

Microsoft wants to help developers test their autonomous solutions without having to worry about any real-world damage. The company has open-sourced AirSim, its simulator for autonomous vehicles. AirSim is designed to provide a platform for AI researchers to experiment and test deep learning, computer vision and reinforcement learning algorithms. With AirSim, users can safely test … continue reading

CodeFights helps developers prepare for job interviews

CodeFights wants to ensure developers land their dream job. The company has announced the Interview Practice Mode to help developers prepare for job interviews. “We have helped engineers from all backgrounds land jobs at top tech companies, and they frequently told us they were caught off guard by the interviews,” said Tigran Sloyan, cofounder and … continue reading

Android Things Developer Preview 2, ResNeXt, Nokia WING, Rust 1.15.1—SD Times news digest: Feb. 10, 2017

Google has announced the second developer preview of Android Things, the company’s Internet of Things solution for building connected devices with Android. The latest preview includes new features and bug fixes. “Now any Android developer can quickly build a smart device using Android APIs and Google services, while staying highly secure with updates direct from … continue reading

Microsoft open-sources Graph Engine

It’s now been 11 hours since Microsoft’s last major open-source release. Early this morning, the company pushed the source code for Graph Engine to GitHub. The code includes the distributed in-memory data processing engine, a strongly typed in-memory key-value store, a general distributed computation engine, and the Language-Integrated Knowledge Query (LIKQ) graph query language. In … continue reading

Rust in 2017, Sumo Logic’s security solution, and the MapR Converged Data Platform for Docker—SD Times news digest: Feb. 7, 2017

It is a new year, which means new goals and focuses for the Rust programming language team. Starting this year, Rust will start on an open road-map process designed to ensure its goals are aligned with its users’ needs. According to the team, this year the programming language will focus more on productivity and making … continue reading

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